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...are the hands that do good things for the whole community: the roenvinment, seniors, kids, and animals. that's why we created the share the love event. by the end of this year, the total donated by subaru could reach 35 million dollars. you get a great deal on a new subaru. we'll donate 250 dollars to a choice of charities that benefit your community. it feels good to be a helping hand. it's official. d.c. mayor gray is running for reelection. >> and former mayor marion barry was quick to respond. >> i'm going to be very, very active in the 2014 mayor's race. it's going to be a tough race. >> it's a race that include says four d.c. council members. >> and 10 democrats challenging the mayor in the primary. >> the city deserves to know what he did and didn't know.
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>> we're confident we'lhave a new mayor. >> best choice we've probably had in recent times. >> good evening. i'm derek mcginty. >> i'm jan jeffcoat. d.c. mayor vincent gray is seeking a second term despite an ongoing investigation into his 2010 campaign. >> we'll hear from those council members who also want his job, but first we begin with bruce johnson, the mayor's announcement and does he really vault to the front of the pack? >> some say that he will. after months of speculation will he run? won't he run? here's what i'm hearing tonight. mayor gray walks into his office this afternoon, tells his staff let's do this, then shows up unannounced at the board of elections to pick up petitions to seek reelection. >> reporter: why are you running, mr. mayor? >> because i love to serve. >> it wasn't until this evening following an appearance at a world's aids day vigil mayor vincent gray publicly acknowledged he's running for reelection. >> i think i have an excellent record and i'd be happy to talk
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about it. >> reporter: does this move mean you believe you're clear of any fbi probe? >> it means exactly what it is, that i am going to get my signatures to be eligible for reelection. >> mayor gray never liked long campaigns. he has but one month to collect the 2,000 signatures needed from d.c. voters to get on the ballot. that should not be a problem for an incumbent mayor explaining the shenanigans and illegalities from his 2010 campaign could prove to be a really big prable. >> in 2010 the mayor -- problem. >> in 2010 the mayoral campaign was compromised. >> reporter: u.s. attorney ron mecham never accused gray of wrongdoing, but several others have been indicted for paying off another candidate and paying an off the books shadow campaign. the u.s. attorney's office said told the probe into widespread
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d.c. -- today the probe into widespread d.c. corruption continues. we have not gotten detailed answers from mayor vincent gray as to what he did know, when he found out and what he might have done about the cheating after it was found out in his campaign. he's development a press conference tomorrow. >> the big question -- got a press conference tomorrow. >> the big question can he win? >> absolutely. he's the incumbent. he'll raise a lot of money. he's also the only guy east of the river, 7 and 8. so he gets those two wards and a lot of people say he may get 5. also he's got the name recognition. the others have a battle for name recognition. it takes a lot of money and time. he's been running a campaign for months now from within the office. >> he said he'd like it to be all about his record, but that's not what it's going to be about at all. >> of course not. it's going to come down to the 2010 campaign can the mayor come up with the answers that voters will find sufficient and
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that these other candidates cannot keep pounding away at? if we move off that dime, he may be in good shape. muriel bowser, tommy wells, two candidates who think vincent gray should be limited to one term had these remarks today. >> we have been focused on the mayor's issue since march 23rd. i was the first person to get in the race because that's how important i think it is to talk about our future and we've learned from residents of the district of columbia that they desperately want a fresh start in the mayor's office. it hasn't mattered to us really who got in the race. we've been staying focused on our message. we're confident we'll have a new mayor. >> we've soon people around this 2010 campaign go to jail for breaking the law and we know that the shadow campaign was run right next-door with friends of vince gray's running the campaign. i don't know, you know. i think that vince gray has failed to explain it to us because i know that he's
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worried it will have something to do with the investigation. the investigation apparently is not done. it's ongoing and i believe that the city needs to move forward and turn the page. >> make no mistake, this campaign is just getting started. the democratic primary is five months away april 1st. the winner, the overwhelming favorite to win the general election because democratic voters outnumber republicans in the district of columbia by a 9- 1 margin. of course, the news that mayor gray is seeking a second term spread through d.c. streets quickly. we sent our ken molestina out to gauge the response from d.c. residents. he's live now with more. what's the word on the street there? >> reporter: a lot of people are asking the same question. what took the mayor so long to announce his candidacy? he practically waited till the last moment. it's been the talk of the town here in d.c. the entire night and tonight i'll tell you something. these streets are packed with all kinds of opinions.
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after spitting his gum out mayor gray chose to play coy with media moments after announcing his candidacy suggesting reporters show up to an event monday night to talk about something other than his campaign. >> what did you think about the turkey bowl? >> reporter: he eventually answered our questions, but by then washingtonians had already formed their opinions and were openly expressing their thoughts about mayor vincent gray seeking another term. >> i'm excited. >> i think it's stupid. >> reporter: why? >> because we're already losing because of him. >> he's done a lot for the covenant house, so why not? he should stay of. >> reporter: clearly the restriction is mixed. people say it's obvious why. >> the ongoing investigation into his last campaign. >> reporter: while four of his former staffers pleaded guilty to felony charges, the u.s. attorney's office has not charged gray. they do tell us that investigation is ongoing. now many ask the same question. is mayor gray the right man for this city? >> the city is changing a lot and maybe it's time to look at
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a new direction for our governance. >> reporter: the reaction among other elected officials we spoke was to just as mixed. >> i'm excited. i said the mayor is doing a great job and i am ready to support him for four more years. >> the ward 8 is 98% black and developed on a black agenda and a ward 8 agenda. whoever comes close to meeting that agenda, that's who i'm going to support. >> reporter: we spoke to the mayor earlier tonight who tells us he's not really interested in what people say about him. right now he's focused on getting those 2 now signatures he needs to get -- 2,000 signatures he needs to get his name on that ballot. ken molestina, wusa9. so let's wrap it all up for you here. 11 democrats are now running for mayor including mayor vincent gray. here's the list. council member muriel bowser, businessman christian carter, council member jack evan, rita
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jo lewis, at large d.c. councilman vince orange, frank sewell and sandy shalal. rounding out this list octavia wells and d.c. council member tommy wells. only one republican is running for mayor currently, james siness and the libertarian candidate is bruce majors. again the primary is april 1st. you got a whole lot of news coming your way tonight. >> including a checkup on the healthcare website. but first the 911 call after dethe adly train deratement in new york, here's your world -- derailment in new york. here's your world in 90 seconds. >> train derailment. we got about five cars off the track. >> the preliminary information from the event recorder shows that the train was traveling at approximately 82 miles per hour. >> by now the struggling healthcare website was supposed to be fixed. there were 375,000 visitors to by noon today, about half the number of users
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that can now handle the site each other according to the technology team. >> we believe this website is and will function effectively for the vast majority of users and each day we will continue to take steps to make further improvements. >> we're still tracking showers to the west out towards pittsburgh back into the ohio valley. we're tracking much warmer temperatures, 50s and 60s on the way. >> new information tonight in the death of fast and furious star paul walker. >> this video shows the fiery wreck moments after paul walker and a friend crashed into a pole in valencia, california. this is walker just before leaving a fundraiser saturday standing next to a porsche carrera gt. his friend who races cars was believed to be driving when they crashed. >> the stock market kicked off december with a loss even though a record number of people came out to shop over the long thanksgiving weekend. they spent less for the first time in nearly seven years.
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d.c. police are just releasing a video of a machine they say raped a -- man they say raped a woman in northwest d.c. attacked last tuesday in the 5100 block of wisconsin avenue. this is the man police say who approached her from behind and force heard into an alley. if you recognize him, cops would love to hear from you. a marine is guilty of killing another marine. 22-year-old michael poth now faces 60 years in prison for the murder of philip bushong. poth stabbed bushong after the two got into a fight in southeast d.c. back in april of 2012. he will be sentenced in february. tonight there's a $25,000 reward being offered in a forestville, maryland murder. around 3:00 this morning dalonte jackson was killed inside this bp gas station in the 3200 block of walters lane. doesn't work at the station, but police say it appears that he was killed during a robbery. who would steal from the
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salvation army? try a pair of no good low down crooks. look at this video. two suspects caught on camera breaking into the salvation army offices early sunday morning at the solomon g. brown corps community center in southeast. they cleaned out the safe and a bunch of those famous red kettles, thousands of donated dollars not even counted yet. a security guard said the thieves threatened him with a knife when he tried to stop them. >> it just makes you feel like you want it give up on people, but you can't. >> we have put kettles back on the street. we're moving forward. >> the ironic thing is that stolen money was earmarked for struggling neighborhood families, but with your help the salvation army hopes to recoup that loss. a busy cyber monday, early numbers indicate online shopping up 20% over last year. according to ibm benchmark, nearly 1/3 of shopping was done on smartphones and tablets. today is expected to be the busiest day of the year for
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online shopping. how soon do you need those packages? >> amazon is looking at same day delivery in stop neighborhoods. bruce leshan explains they're -- in some neighborhoods. bruce leshan explains they're also looking at a delivery system that just night get you your packages in 30 minutes. >> let me show you something. >> oh, man. >> reporter: critics called 60 minutes' story sunday night on amazon a bit of a puff piece, but the ceo did break some news. >> we're talking about delivery here. >> there's an item going into the vehicle. i know this looks like science fiction. it's not. >> reporter: amazon's jeff bazos unveiled its experimental delivery drones, prime air. amazon hopes within the next four to five years to deliver up to 5-pound packages in a half hour to anywhere within 10
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miles of a warehouse had. >> these are autonomous. you give them instructions which gps coordinates to go to and they fly to those gps coordinates. >> reporter: wusa9 has actually had one of these drones for about a year, but we've been unable to really use it, both because of legal restrictions and because of d.c.'s no-fly zone. amazon would have to deal with the faa's drone restrictions and then there are questions about safety. can you imagine one of those 5- pound packages dropping right on your head? and then there are questions of privacy. imagine if you had a drone flying over your head looking in your windows. aviation experts say it is doable and the faa tells me it is committed to the safe, efficient and timely integration of unmanned aircraft into the nation's airspace.
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but it is not allowed now and it will likely be 2015 before the faa even issues regs. so you can't put off ordering aunt mildred's presents till christmas eve this year. bruce leshan, wusa9. >> check this out. fedex chairman fred smith actually told wired magazine four years ago that he was thinking about a switch from trucks to drones just as soon as he character but he, too was waiting -- could, but he, too was waiting on the faa. any number of us have iphones and ipads, but what about i-posture? that's when your back is hurting you from spending so much time hunched over those fancy electronics. what's really causing that pain in your neck up nex
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i started part-time, now i'm a manager.n. my employer matches my charitable giving. really. i get bonuses even working part-time. where i work, over 400 people are promoted every day. healthcare starting under $40 a month.
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i got education benefits. i work at walmart. i'm a pharmacist. sales associate. i manage produce. i work in logistics. there's more to walmart than you think. vo: opportunity. that's the real walmart. if you've been suffering from back or shoulder problems lately, could be your cell phone or tablet's fault. >> you're probably not thinking about this, but there's a growing condition out there called i-posture and this is neither sexy nor cool. lesli foster found out doctors are reporting more and more people under age 30 are showing up on their doorsteps with some unfamiliar aches and pains.
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>> cell phones, tablets, laptops, everything you go people are glued to their devices. mobile electronic use has grown significantly over the past decade and so has the number of people suffering from back pain. >> people don't follow correct body mechanics and we see this often when people use the tablets and iphones. >> take a look. people are hunched over or have slouched posture while they use their tablets and mobile phones and this can lead to neck and upper back strain. >> we don't recommend to hold the electronic device at a lower level. that would put the neck in an ergonomically disadvantageous situation. >> a survey from the british health provider simply health gives astounding numbers, 84% of 18 to 24-year-olds admitted to some sort of back pain in the last year. what is the correct posture for your tech toys? >> you need to hold it like a book with both hands. make sure your neck and upper back are in a neutral position,
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your arms and shoulders are relaxed and your eye level is to the screen or a little below. >> this is important for using cell phones. for keeping a tablet screen or laptop at eye level you may need a prop-up case or stand. this way you won't bend your neck. good leg and back support for using computers is also important. your back will thank you later. >> it takes the stress off your spine. >> an external keyboard is highly recommended for tablets if you're using them for long periods of time. >> it not only helps get you better posture, but helps with avoiding overuse syndromes like carpal tunnel. >> lesli foster, wusa9. >> if you overdo it, that sort of back pain is reversible. experiments say with the proper posture and body mechanics over a period of time the lower neck and back pain will fadeaway. pinpointing exactly when weather will hit your
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neighborhood hours before it happens, wusa9 first alert weather. >> that's not going to work for you, my friend. >> why not? i got to hold it far away so i can see it. >> i know the feeling. exhibit good posture. how we doing, okay? >> great. >> won't last long. we're looking at temperatures climbing this week. we may hit the 60s before the week is out and a wintery mix in the seven-day. we got it all, looking at the michael and son weather cam, 40s and 50s right now, winds still northeast at 3, wind light but still have that easterly component which is holding in some of the low level moisture. radar, showers back in the ohio valley and showers peeling off to the north of us, but despite pretty extensive cloud cover very little will fall from the cloud cover tonight, tomorrow or wednesday. the clouds mostly bark, not much bite.
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bus stop chilly, dry, 30s and 40s and not windy, more clouds than sun but seasonable both tomorrow and wednesday. even milder on wednesday and don't look now, 60s on thursday, perhaps even upper 60s thursday. tonight mostly cloudy, cold, lows in the 30s, most folks inside the beltway and just outside the beltway will remain above freezing, wind east, southeast at 10. by morning clouds but chilly, 30s and 40s, light winds. by afternoon variable clouds, a little sun, slight chance of a sprinkle or shower, high temperatures 50 to 55, winds southerl5 to 10. so upper 30s downtown to start, low 40s by mid morning, upper 40s by 11:00 and low 50s, seasonable, notice a lot of clouds but not any drops falling. next three days 54 tomorrow, 55 on wednesday, maybe a stray shower and 65 on thursday.
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that might be low. we could be in the upper 60s on thursday. next seven days still mild to warm friday, but rain and showers, nice on saturday. we've got that wintery mix, primarily sleet and freezing rain going to rain on sunday. redskins in town, ravens in town, redskins game on channel 9, 38 for a high and back to sunshine and near 50 next monday. >> wow, 65, check it out. we want to thank everyone who has taken part in our joy drive. nary ya taylor wrote this card wishing you and your -- maria taylor wrote this card wishing you and your family endurance knowing that when you endure trials, those trials test your faith. in addition to giving a card online, you can donate a toy online to children in need from here in our area. here are some of the toys on the wish lists. we had these toys delivered here. we'll give them to some of the kids you, about when you go on
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the give joy site, these toys will be delivered directly to them, so you don't have to worry about driving to the store, waiting in line and dropping off the toy. we got a fisher-price baby's first, and these fashion headbands, only 14.99 and derek's favorite. he's been playing with it. >> it's a john deere power mower. i think i'll give jan a hair- cut. >> i just got one, next time. see how inexpensive these toys are all for the kids in our area, so please consider giving to our toy dr you won't take my life.
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now game on with kristen berset live from the wusa9 cadillac sports desk. >> could we be witnessing a special season for the washington wizards? okay. it's still early, but the wiz are playing some of the best ball we've seen from them in a while. it's been since november, 2009 that the wizards have had a .500 record. that's over four years ago. tonight that streak is over. wizards hosting the magic,
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d.c.'s own oladipo leading, ariza 24 points, john walsh continuing his hot play as well takes the rebound the length of the court. wizards beat the magic 98-80 and have won seven of their last nine. what a weekend in football from incredible comebacks to heartbreaking losses, this weekend it was filled with excitement on the pro and college level. tonight we narrow down this weekend's highlights to the top five plays. we begin at no. 5, a little bit of history in the making, josh gordon with the 95-yard catch and run. gordon became the first player to post back to back 200-yard receiving games in nfl history, pretty impressive there, too bad they lost the game. no. 4 from one long touchdown play to another,a.j. mccarren gave alabama the lead in the iron bowl. as impressive as this play was,
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it wasn't the biggest in this game. no. 3, the nfl in san francisco and apparently vernon davis has olympic aspirations, hurdling the defender in open field. the former terp says once isn't enough as he shows off his determination and whoops, hurdles another one. this time it was to score a touchdown. no. 2, this is one of the better catches you'll see all year, vikings/bears chicago's josh mccown with the pass and somehow jeffrey holds on over his head, gets 2 feet in and gets the touchdown, incredible concentration. and finally the no. 1 play this weekend and maybe the best in football ever, the answered prayer, alabama trying to win the game on a field goal, kick it short. chris davis. you know what happens next, etches his name in auburn lore returning the missed field goal all the way back for a touchdown. auburn knocked off alabama, top
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